U-47700: China Bans Four Synthetic Drugs

U-47700: China Bans Four Synthetic Drugs

When talking about synthetic drugs, one of two things should come to mind: Dangerous chemicals used to make bath salts or synthetic cannabis; or powerful opioids such as fentanyl, carfentanil, and U-47700. Regardless of which we are talking about, they all have two things in common. They are deadly and are made in China. To...

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4 Reasons Why Men Should Meditate During Recovery

4 Reasons Why Men Should Meditate During Recovery

With guys like Russell Simmons and Hugh Jackman touting its benefits, meditation is becoming more and more mainstream among the male population. In the recovery community, however, addiction experts and clients alike have long realized the perks of this incredible practice for men. “Meditation not only assisted me in overcoming my addiction, but also made...

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Heroin Vaccine Shows Promise for Addiction

Alcohol and substance use disorders have no known cure. There is not a pill you can take that will rid you of addiction. There are programs that you can work that will enable you to abstain from use for long periods of time without the need of relapse. And if such programs are worked with...

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How to Find the Right Hobby for You

How to Find the Right Hobby for You

Discovering a hobby can be an important part of your new sober lifestyle. In fact, the right hobby will not only help you occupy your time but it can make you less stressed and more focused. It will also help boost your confidence, creativity and overall happiness. But what if you don’t have a particular...

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Addiction Recovery: A Social Model

If you are new to addiction recovery there is a good chance that you have been scratching your head about many things. Which is more than common. You may be trying to understand how the program works. when nothing else that you tried in the past helped. Looking around the rooms you see scores of...

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Depression Advocate Michael Phelps

At the end of last month and at the beginning of June, we focused heavily on post-traumatic stress disorder. Which makes sense. Considering the passing of Memorial Day and that many people suffering from the symptoms of PTSD also have a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as addiction. What’s more, June is National PTSD Awareness...

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Alcohol Use, Even Moderately – Impacts Brain

Yesterday we wrote for our readers about binge drinking and high-intensity drinking. Binge drinking is associated with men consuming 5 or more drinks and women consuming 4 or more drinks—over a 2-hour period. Whereas high-intensity drinking is defined as men having 15+ drinks and women 10+ drinks per occasion. Both methods of consuming alcohol have...

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Binge Drinking Among Young Adults Increases

It is probably fair to say that drinking alcohol socially is an American pastime. Or, at the very least, involved in many activities that Americans take part in. Teenagers and young adults across America congregate every weekend to imbibe at parties and sporting events. For a lot of people, a ball game would not be...

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What You Need to Know About Men’s Health

What You Need to Know About Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month and there’s no better time to start taking proactive steps to safeguard your health. Along these lines, let’s take a look at three common conditions that affect men more often or more severely than women – and what you can do to prevent becoming a statistic. Heart attack: More adult men than women...

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Addiction Signs On Facebook

In today’s world, practically everyone uses social media of some kind. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to name a few. Even people who dislike Facebook (no pun intended) tend to at least scroll through their timeline, from time to time. After all, social media can be a great tool for keeping in touch or checking in...

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